The 2016 Jeep Renegade safety features give the vehicle a bit of an edge over something like the Wrangler, but when you put it up next to a modern crossover, can it compete? We wanted to show Albany drivers that they have other options for a capable crossover that don’t compromise on safety, so we put the Renegade up against the 2016 Honda HR-V so you can see how the competition holds up.
Honda Makes Safety the Standard
While the 2016 Jeep Renegade safety features certainly will look advanced compared to models from a few years ago, we’ve found that it has trouble keeping up with the 2016 Honda HR-V. Here are a few key differences:
- Rearview Camera: The HR-V has a standard multi-angle camera system while the Renegade requires an upgrade for a single-view camera.
- Honda LaneWatch: This Honda-exclusive blind spot camera gives drivers a look at what’s in their blind spot, while competing options like the Renegade’s blind spot monitor just use radar to tell you if a vehicle is there instead of showing it.
While both vehicles do have the standards drivers expect—seat belts, airbags, a frame engineered for safety—those features aren’t always created equally. To put the difference in perspective, take a look at how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranks the HR-V and the Renegade:
- 2016 Jeep Renegade 2WD models scored 4 stars on the Overall Vehicle Safety Rating, encompassing all of the different vehicle safety tests the government administers.
- 2016 Honda HR-V FWD models earned a 5-star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.*
We have a full comparison of the two crossovers in our 2016 Jeep Renegade review so you can see for yourself everything that sets these two crossovers apart—safety is just the tip of the iceberg.
Test Drive an HR-V
We hope it’s clear why we think the 2016 Honda HR-V is one of the best crossovers for Albany drivers, beating the 2016 Jeep Renegade safety features and NHTSA safety rankings. Let us show you what else makes the HR-V so popular among Albany drivers with a test drive at a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you.
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda